Children's Entertainment Tour in Pasadena, Pasadena (Self Guided)

Pasadena has many interesting places for a sweet childhood. The city has a lot of desert specialized shops, rich kids’ cloth boutiques and last but not least, groovy parks and playgrounds. This fascinating guide will take you and your children into an exciting wonderland.
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Children's Entertainment Tour in Pasadena Map

Guide Name: Children's Entertainment Tour in Pasadena
Guide Location: USA » Pasadena (See other walking tours in Pasadena)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 km
Author: HollyB
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Kidspace Children's Museum

1) Kidspace Children's Museum (must see)

Kidspace Children's Museum is located next to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. Since the December 2004 opening of its new facility in Brookside Park, Pasadena, Kidspace Children’s Museum has provided local community children with a space for creative and interactive learning. The Kidspace features world-class exhibitry and 2.2 acres of gardens designed to encourage children to discover the excitement of learning, while engaging in the creativity of play. Two three-storey climbing towers and more than 2 acres of outdoor arroyo-scape environments designed by Nancy Goslee Power.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Friday: 9:30 am - 5 pm; Saturday - Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm
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Brookside Park

2) Brookside Park

Brookside Park is a wonderful park where you can walk and rest with your children. The park has some interesting trees that are specific to this part of California. The park is also known for its friendly squirrels; be prepared to meet the little inhabitants of the park.
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ArcLight Cinemas

3) ArcLight Cinemas

ArcLight Cinemas is the perfect Pasadena cinema where you can go with your children. The location offers the most recent Hollywood productions for all ages. The building was built in 1963; it has an excellent modern interior design and the latest model of seats. Inside the building, there is a café and a snack bar where you can have a juice or some caramel popcorn with your child.
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Pacific Asia Museum Store

4) Pacific Asia Museum Store

The Pacific Asia Museum is an Asian art museum located at 46 N. Los Robles Avenue. The museum was founded in 1971 by the Pacificulture Foundation, which purchased “The Grace Nicholson Treasure House of Oriental Art” from the City of Pasadena. Grace Nicholson donated the structure to the city for art and cultural purposes in 1943 and was a dealer in Native American and, later, Asian art and antiques. It houses some 15,000 rare and representative examples of art from throughout Asia and the Pacific Islands.

The museum store has an intimate Asian ambiance with friendly and helpful staff. The store carries a broad selection of hand-picked items you can choose from. There are art books, children's books, Asian clothing and jewelry, Japanese porcelain and furniture, and many others.

Operation hours: Wednesday - Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm, Thursday until 8 pm.

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Vroman's Bookstore

5) Vroman's Bookstore

Vroman's Bookstore is a great store for children and their parents, situated in the center of Pasadena. The building has two floors; on the first floor, there are books, DVDs and other things for adults. The second floor is designed exclusively for children. Here they have games, toys, clothes, greeting cards, gift wraps, gift bags and many other interesting things.

Operation hours: Monday - Thursday: 9 am - 9 pm; Friday - Saturday: 9 am - 10 pm; Sunday: 10 am - 9 pm.

Walking Tours in Pasadena, California

Create Your Own Walk in Pasadena

Create Your Own Walk in Pasadena

Creating your own self-guided walk in Pasadena is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Spectacular Architecture Tour in Pasadena

Spectacular Architecture Tour in Pasadena

Like many other cities in the United States and in the world, Pasadena has a variety of architectural styles and building designs. Well known architects and designers created a paramount work which we can enjoy today. Spend a few hours touring the amazing masterpieces this beautiful city is ready to show you.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Nightlife Entertainment Tour in Pasadena

Nightlife Entertainment Tour in Pasadena

Night life in Pasadena is rich and diverse. If you are a sports fan, you can watch a match with your friends and have some cold beer in a pub. There are places where you can dance all night long. Or you can choose a quiet location to go for a date. Follow this colorful night trip and you will discover places where you could spend unforgettable moments.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km
Places of Worship Tour in Pasadena

Places of Worship Tour in Pasadena

Pasadena can be called the city of churches. The buildings are designed in various styles and thus give a distinctive characteristic feature to the city. Here you can find almost any type of religion, confession and sanctuary. Follow this guide and visit these sacred places and you will be delighted and excited by their beauty.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Pasadena is a city rich in cultural venues, monuments, museums and churches. The downtown is a green area with many great places of national and international importance. Don't hesitate to spend a few hours touring this part of the city.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 km
Museum and Galleries Tour in Pasadena

Museum and Galleries Tour in Pasadena

Pasadena is a city rich in museums, galleries and exhibitions. Here you will find European, Asian, American and other types of arts starting in the 14th century and continuing with modern cultural concepts. Don't hesitate to spend a few hours touring the great art museums Pasadena has to offer.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Pasadena for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Pasadena has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Pasadena, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.